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Jan Willem Hoevers


  • Profession
    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in New York in 1990, and in the Netherlands in 2000
  • Expertise
    Capital markets, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Languages
    Dutch, English, French, German
  • Education
    University of Leiden and Harvard Law School (LL.M)


Jan Willem specialises in international corporate finance with a focus on cross-border equity capital markets transactions. He advises corporates and financial institutions from close to home and far afield. His regulatory practice ranges from buy-back programs to cross-border clearing and settlement and from block trades to insider trading issues.


Jan Willem is ranked Tier 1 for equity capital markets in Chambers Global 2015 and is described by clients as “thorough, hands-on and practical.” Sources add: “He really digs into the detail and is likeable and easy to communicate with.” He was named “Best ECM lawyer of the year 2014” (M&A Community).


He has practised law as a resident lawyer in New York, Brussels and London. Jan Willem regularly lectures on Dutch securities law subjects, to audiences at home and abroad.


Jan Willem’s recent work includes advising

  • on the IPO of Philips Lighting
  • ABN AMRO Group on its IPO
  • Royal BAM Group on its convertible bond
  • IMCD on its IPO
  • ARCADIS on the equity offering to partially finance the acquisition of Hyder Consulting
  • Prosensa Holding on its listing on Nasdaq

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